The scrolls were restored under the Cooperative Program for the Conservation of Japanese Artworks in Overseas Collections, part of the National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo.
The program conserves classical Japanese artworks from museums worldwide, utilizing leading conservation studios and employing traditional Japanese restoration techniques.
The skillful draftsmanship, subtle coloring, and expressive faces make these splendid medieval scrolls arresting works of art.
Fourteenth-century Japanese paintings do not commonly survive, a consequence of the fact that they are executed on silk, which is extremely fragile and sensitive to light, and mounted onto several layers of paper or silk lining, which, after centuries of rolling and unrolling, causes the silk support to crease and the painted surface to incur losses.
This was followed by consolidation of the surface paint layers.
The old mending silk was removed and new mending silk was used to repair the paintings from the reverse side.
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